Prevalence of Pathogenic Bacterial Isolates Infecting Wounds and their Antibiotic Sensitivity

Wounds infection by pathogenic bacteria and development of antibiotic resistance are the common post-surgical, medical challenges. Thus, the main objective of this work was to identify the common pathogenic bacteria infecting wounds and their resistance to antibiotic. Forty-one bacterial isolates belonging to the species Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Providencia stuartii, Serratia rubidaea and Citrobacter freundii, infecting wounds were isolated from different hospitals in Cairo, Egypt. The isolates were biochemically identified by the API 20E system. The sensitivity of the forty-one identified bacterial isolates to twelve antibiotics was assessed by disc diffusion assay.


Pathogenic bacterial; Wound infection; Multidrug resistance; Susceptibility patterns; Gram negative bacteria


Farrag HA, Hassan Abd El-Rehim, Mahmoud Hazaa M and Sobhy El-Sayed SA

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